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Cahors emerges from backwater with fine wines

An energetic younger generation of producers, such as Julien Ilbert of Château Combel-la-Serre, have injected Cahors with a sense of freshness and optimism.

Prayssac, France

BACK in 1975, Jean-Marie Sigaud had a brilliant idea. As a child, Mr Sigaud, whose family grows grapes and makes wine in the Cahors region in south-western France, had heard the old men talk about how the best wines, the ones that had won medals at international...